In my last blog (a guest post for Jim Keenan here), I ranted explained the importance of collaboration. In particular, I linked collaboration to the idea that “You have to disrupt customers to get them to see the problem, solution, and outcome that you can help them successfully address. And, perhaps even more importantly, youContinue reading “Developing Your Credibility as a Problem-Solver (pt. 2)”
Tag Archives: Problem Solving
Developing Your Credibility as a Problem-Solver (pt. 1)
Well, I’m going to continue my rant on problem solving (no surprise here, eh?). If you haven’t read my posts on problem solving as an economic generator or on problem solving as a process, please do so now. Shucks, you may even want to read my post where I argue for shifting your entire economicContinue reading “Developing Your Credibility as a Problem-Solver (pt. 1)”
Uh, Houston? We have a problem.
Uh, Houston? We have a problem. Those immortal words have been used as a punch line to many situations, but their original utterance was of the most serious matter. Made famous by a Hollywood movie, the astronauts aboard Apollo 13 were definitely not laughing when they contacted their support team a trillion miles away. (Okay,Continue reading “Uh, Houston? We have a problem.”
I Can’t Say It Any Plainer: SOLVE the @$%! PROBLEM!
I was having a discussion with an organization I am helping and we got to talking about how to get their desired improvements going. One of the folks at the table declared, “We just don’t have enough money.” I about fell out of my chair. But instead of yelling the “NO!” that was screaming insideContinue reading “I Can’t Say It Any Plainer: SOLVE the @$%! PROBLEM!”
Have you ever seen a monkey get angry?
Have you ever seen a monkey get angry? It’s not a pretty sight. I spend a fair bit of time in Africa each year. On one of my trips, I went on a safari. (Note: once you’ve seen animals in the wild, you’ll never want to visit a zoo again.) During that day, my groupContinue reading “Have you ever seen a monkey get angry?”
How to Get the Anchor Off Your Neck
I’ve been on my annual pilgrimage the last couple of weeks to my childhood home. Of Hawai’i. I know. During the handful of hours to sleep on the beach contemplate that I have at my disposal, I have been mulling over various ideas and theories that I affectionately call the chaos inside my head. (Yes,Continue reading “How to Get the Anchor Off Your Neck”
The End of the World as We Know It (pt. 3)
Well, we survived. 12/12/12, that is. Or is it supposed to be 12/21/12? Whatever. Thank God that the Mayans were not describing the end of the world. Apparently, the whole thing was mistranslated. Unfortunately, there is now a Mayan god named Bolon Yokte walking around Manhattan in underwear and a really big headdress. And peopleContinue reading “The End of the World as We Know It (pt. 3)”